Comment posted Council misuse of public money by Robert Wakeham.
‘The names actually don’t matter’ – perhaps, but it would be interesting to know at what level these deals were signed off, whether councillors were involved, and – if so – whether they’re still councillors. Surely there is one very critical aspect of just who was involved, the possibility (hopefully remote) that there was an element of ‘cronyism’, of ‘jobs for the boys’. I wonder what checks and balances are in place to reassure us on that point?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
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Farage was in Edinburgh to raise the profile of UKIP – don’t underestimate wee Nige.
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This reads uncannily like a description of Tommy Sheridan’s erstwhile political buddies – although they, thank goodness, have never managed to grab the reins of power.
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He was dismissive of this idea, but I’m not so sure.
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It’s worse than that – Amazon has been instrumental in destroying many small bookshops, which being ‘captive’ local businesses paid national and local taxes and employed local people. I doubt that they qualified for much in the way of government financial help at all, but I do know that they became browsing places for Amazon customers who – once they’d decided what they wanted – went on line to buy from good old Amazon.
The really grotesque icing on the cake is that – while multinational sharks like Amazon, Google and Starbucks are free to claim, quite legally, that technically they make little or no profit in Britain – Britain has at the same time, by reason of the culture of business deregulation, become the country of choice for the world’s most corrupt, least transparent companies.
No exaggeration – just read the 6-page feature ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass plates’ in today’s ‘Private Eye’.
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